The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Make Some Rookus 

Make Some Rookus 

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2023

“I started playing when I was probably 5 or 6 years old,” Jared Hasty (12) said. “My dad introduced me, and I’ve been playing chess for all my life.” Hasty started the Chess Club at the beginning...

Voice of the Future

Voice of the Future

Tammy Du, JI Reporter January 11, 2023

Many students in choir audition for a chance to sing in the All-Suburban Choir, but junior Ava Chancellor has gotten the rare opportunity to join the Artists in Training program at the St. Louis Opera...

Rome Brown (10) takes a photo of her bichir, Carnivorous. “If I don’t feed him often, it will eat my other fish,” Brown said. The bichir species is over 400 million years old.

Curiosity With Creatures

Ava Ruger, JI Reporter December 28, 2022

Many people enjoy spending time with their animals, or enjoy the fascination of expanding their home with them. Showing off their pets is another thing people tend to do for fun, or training them to do...

Members of the 2022 drumline pose for a photo before their first performance of the season. It is a lot easier to see them as my friends now, Boehlje said. She was the only female on drumline.

Stepping Off On The Right Foot

Ava Ross, JI Reporter December 27, 2022

Drumline is often perceived as a male-dominated sport, so when Alyssa Boehlje (9) joined drumline her first year in high school, she was the only female. “I never played bass,” Boehlje said, "and...

Freshman Dino Suljanovic’s album cover to his latest album “Gateway Boy. If you enjoy music and think youre good at making music and you want to give it a shot, then go for it,” Suljanovic said. Suljanovic plans on adding to this album.

SoundCloud Sounds

Lizzie Altenbernd, JI Reporter December 26, 2022

Dino Suljanovic (9), also known as Lil ZigZag, creates SoundCloud rap music in his free time for fun. “I just really liked, you know, listening to music,” Suljanovic said. “I enjoy rap and stuff...

Taylor Adams (9) cheers with her team at Oakville High School. I was excited and really wanted to join cheer,” Adams said. Adams is also a base, which means she lifts girls during their routine.

Showing School Spirit

Hannah Essner, Ji Reporter December 24, 2022

Imagine holding your pom poms in front of a cheering crowd as you and your cheermates pep up the team, or imagine what it's like holding girls up high while they flip into your arms as the crowd goes wild....

Maura Niebrugge (9) practices her trombone at her own home. “Everyone assumed I was gonna do band…” Niebrugge said. Niebrugge is in Honors Band, which requires a lot of time and effort.

From Homework To Hard Work

Sydney Essner, JI Reporter December 23, 2022

 Imagine doing schoolwork at home with five siblings ranging from grade school to high school. Then you hop in a car and drive to your next class. You show up in the high school parking lot and walk into...

Kelley Akers (10) gets ready to act on stage with friends. “My favorite thing about band and theater is friends,” Akers said. Akers has loved theater for as long as she can remember.

Musical Acting Life

Olivia Hack, JI Reporter December 22, 2022

A lot of people in high school struggle with balancing the responsibilities of both sports and extracurricular activities. Well, that's the case for Kelley Akers (10) with balancing both band and theater. “Time...

Librarian Dan Wright sent out the toy bracket this December. “It is very important that you support the weird bracket community. Twice a year I make a strange bracket and I send it out and hope that people will respond, Wright said. His favorite childhood toy was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurine.

Toy Story

Summer Goforth, Reporter December 21, 2022

It's that time of year again. Librarian Dan Wright has sent out another annual odd bracket survey, and this time it is over your favorite childhood toys. The bracket was created by Stephanie Ochoa's husband...

Melissa Bradford takes in the scenery in Toledo, Spain in January 2016. It was a really good immersion experience in the real world, Bradford said. In addition to having the opportunity to visit cities in Spain like Toledo, Bradford also trekked to Rome, Venice, Morocco, Berlin and London during her time in Europe.

Sensational Semester In Spain

Lucy Caira , JI Reporter December 20, 2022

It is not uncommon to stumble upon individuals with unique experiences and skills in the student body of OHS. However, what many people fail to acknowledge is the variety of ambitious adventures and particularly...

Liam Kelly (9) draws an oil pastel cityscape with lots of intricate details. “Its really nice. I’m pretty proud,” Kelly said. This is Kelly’s favorite piece out of the many he has created.

Now That’s What I Call Art

Parker Wyatt, JI Reporter December 19, 2022

Imagine returning home after a long school day and deciding to just unwind and start drawing. Well this is a reality for many students including Liam Kelly (9). “Ever since I was very little,...

Freshman Haley Hughes steps up to the plate at the softball game Sept. 20 at Oakville High School. “...It (softball) puts you in the mindset for having a team,” Hughes said. Hughes said that softball is her favorite sport because it is the main one she plays.

Clock Is Ticking

Lucy Keeven, JI Reporter December 18, 2022

High school looks different for every student. Some students take an advanced class here and there, some do theater, some play sports and some do a combination of multiple different activities and classes....

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